Danniella Westbrook shocks with dramatic career U-turn: ’The greatest moment of my life’

The former EastEnders actress has had a tough time of it in recent years.

Danniella Westbrook revealed her heartbreak in 2018 when she announced she had been diagnosed with womb cancer.

The TV star has also previously publicly battle with drug addiction and has had a number of failed relationships, admitting to her fans earlier last year that she’s still on the hunt for love.

But the 45-year-old, who is best known for playing Phil and Grant Mitchell’s on-screen sister Sam Mitchell in the BBC One soap – has vowed to make 2019 her year.

The star, who rang in the New Year with Gary Lineker’s brother Wayne, 56, in Essex, took to Twitter to share her resolutions for the year ahead.

Danniella explained that she is set to become a motivational speaker, a new venture which will officially begin on February 2 during the Yes You Can Inspired to Achieve Weekend in London.

She will be taking to the stage in front of thousands of people where she will talk alongside other international speakers.

On Twitter, Danniella shared an image of herself looking very professional in a smart black shirt as she playfully put a finger to her lips.

The images read: “It’s time for the greatest moment of my life.”

Underneath, she wrote: “I am launching my stage speaking carer at Yes You Can Inspired to Achieve London Feb 2-3rd Danniella Westbrook Re-Discovered.

“I’d Love you to join me. I will be speaking on stage for the first time alongside 45 other internationally inspiring speakers from around the World in front of an audience of over 1000 people per day.”

She added: “This event is going to epic. It’s been created by Bradley Chapman business and life empowerment.”

Danniella’s latest venture comes after she vowed to stay sober following her shock womb cancer diagnosis, last year.

The star, who is mum to son Kai and daughter Jody, said that the upsetting news made her reassess her life.

Speaking at the time to The Sunday Mirror, she said: “Getting this diagnosis has made me realise I don’t want to die. I want to live and sort out my health. I know I have to fight, I know I have to get up and battle it.”